CHIP Perinatal

What is CHIP Perinatal?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Care offers prenatal care to the unborn baby of pregnant women who cannot get Medicaid.


CHIP Perinatal Benefits

  • Up to 20 prenatal visits
  • Prescriptions and prenatal vitamins
  • Labor with delivery of the baby
  • Two checkups for the mother after the baby is born
  • Checkups, immunizations and prescriptions for the baby after the baby leaves the hospital

Driscoll Health Plan offers the CHIP plan in the following counties:

Nueces Service Area

  • Aransas
  • Bee
  • Brooks
  • Calhoun
  • Goliad
  • Jim Wells
  • Karnes

  • Kenedy
  • Kleberg
  • Live Oak
  • Nueces
  • Refugio
  • San Patricio
  • Victoria

Your Value-Added Services

Dental care for pregnant women 19 years of age and older

  • One dental exam, x-rays, two teeth cleanings, and additional gum treatment per year.

Cell phone minutes and texting

  • 250 extra minutes and health education text messages per month for certain members.

First aid kit

  • One first-aid kit per family for new members five years of age and younger.

Gifts for completing checkups

  • One $20 gift card for pregnant members who get a prenatal checkup within 42 days of joining DHP or first trimester.

Prenatal education and parenting classes for moms

  • Prenatal Education SessionsCadena de Madres hosts three baby showers for new moms. Each shower teaches about each pregnancy trimester.
  • Car Seat – Pregnant members can get a car seat after attending all three baby showers.
  • Gift Cards – Get up to $40 in gift cards for going to two of three baby showers.
  • Members can get help to learn about breast-feeding and nutrition.
  • Birthing classes for pregnant members at certain sites.
  • Parenting class for members who just had a baby.
  • Classes on having a baby at certain local area hospitals.

Transportation services

  • Help with getting a ride to doctor visits or certain health classes.

*This is not an all-inclusive list of extra services. Restrictions and/or limitations apply. These extra services are valid through August 2017.



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CHIP Perinatal Handbook (updated 10-14-2015)

Handbook Update (3-10-14)

Nueces Providers Directory (updated 01-15-2018)

CHIP Service Area

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